Beginning in the early 1990s, Grace Immanuel Reformed Baptist Church (Grand Rapids, MI) provided ministerial education through their Reformed Baptist School of Theology (RBST). A number of years later Covenant Reformed Baptist Church (Easley, SC) began providing ministerial training through Covenant Reformed Baptist Theological Seminary (CRBTS). In the spring of 2005 both congregations officially approved a proposal to merge the two ministries to form Reformed Baptist Seminary (RBS), a church-based ministerial academy that operates under the joint-oversight of overseeing churches. In 2009 Immanuel Baptist Church (Sacramento, CA) and Grace Baptist Church (Taylors, SC) joined in the oversight of the seminary. In January 2010 the seminary moved its headquarters to the facilities of Grace Baptist Church in Taylors.